Feby Emelio is the executive associate to the chief program and planning officer. She leads special projects, conducts research, and manages events relating to advocacy, communications and strategic planning. She also assists members with technical assistance requests and coordinates NASAA’s onboarding and orientation activities for new state arts agency leaders. Feby first joined the NASAA team in 2017 as special projects manager, coordinating advocacy, strategic messaging and convenings in conjunction with a major communications grant.
Before joining NASAA, Feby founded an artist management company in India and led public relations initiatives for Sangeet Natak Akademi (National Academy of Performing Arts) under the Ministry of Culture in India. She has been a congressional fellow at the office of Congressman Jim McDermott. A Fulbright scholar, she has two master’s degrees, in arts management and English literature, and a postgraduate diploma in copywriting. Feby speaks more than five languages. As a cross-cultural arts manager, she has worked in three capital cities of the world.